So this just might be the best IPA I have tasted in some time. I do believe that the name of the brew is Apocalypse – timely? Light, hoppy, a little sweet and goes great with spicy foods. We had a glass – 12 oz glass – at the Pine Tavern in Bend, Oregon last night. Now I want to visit the 10 Barrel Pub on Galveston Street in Bend. Problem is, Bend has changed a lot in 15 years and the only maps we can find are an artists impression, which may or may not be accurate. Can’t seem to locate the Visitors Bureau. Anyhow, we will try to find it. In the meantime and from their web page, here are some descriptions of the beers:
*Available in 22oz bottles*
*Silver Medal, 2011 World Beer Championships*
A Northwest American-Style IPA. The color comes through as a deep gold with orange hues. Fruity and citrusy hop aroma shines, with hints of pine resin. The four hop flavor dominates, re-enfOr the IPA might have beenorcing the aroma with more citrus, fruity and piney notes. The malt character is clean and smooth with a unique toasted flavor (thanks to the generous helping of Victory malt), all held together by a firm bitterness. Apocalypse has a medium-bodied mouth feel, finishing crisp and dry. All of this results in a very drinkable IPA.
Malts: 2-row Pale, Victory, Crystal
Hops: Horizon, Centennial, Amarillo, Cascade
OK.So the mystery is solved as to the actual brew I had. I was right – Apocalypse IPA. I called the restaurant and asked which was the Managers, Rob, Choice yesterday. I have to see if I can find this brew in Boise. Robin says she might have seen it at the Boise Coop. We’ll see. Cheers!